South Africa

Pretoria - The outcome of COP17 is a historic achievement that will go a long way in furthering the global climate agenda, says the head of the South African COP17 delegation Edna Molewa.

Johannesburg - Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has put his weight behind the South African under 23 squad heading to the CAF tournament in Morocco.

Pretoria - Fresh from visits to Nigeria and Benin, President Jacob Zuma will today depart for Maputo, Mozambique, on a state visit to that country.

Cape Town - With five days before the start of the COP17 Climate Change talks in Durban, the South African negotiating team has revealed some of its preparatory work for the critical summit.

Pretoria - Shrien Dewani is today expected to appeal his extradition to South Africa to face charges of murdering his wife while on honeymoon in Cape Town last year.

New York - Three major ratings agencies said on Monday that last week's EU summit was not enough to ease pressure on euro-zone sovereign debt since no decisive initiatives were adopted, warning a review of the region's credit.

Pretoria - The alleged 'roadblocks' by employees of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) forcing motorists to register for e-tags was a hoax.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Education has launched an operation aimed at ensuring that all outstanding invoices exceeding 30 days are settled.

Pretoria - Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe is in Turkey where she is leading a delegation of South African businesspeople on an Outward Selling and Investment Mission to the cities of Istanbul and Izmir until Friday.

Pretoria - North West Premier Thandi Modise expressed her shock after two girls aged two and three suffocated to death while playing in an old unused car in Henryville, outside Zeerust over the weekend.

Pretoria - Deputy Justice Minister Andries Nel has welcomed the appointment of Fatou Bensouda as the International Criminal Court's new prosecutor.

Pretoria - Durban will roll out the red carpet at a parade today to welcome delegates arriving ahead of next week's historic climate change conference.

East London - Life-saving equipment used to successfully detect and treat cervical cancer has officially been handed to the Eastern Cape Health Department.

East London - Life-saving equipment used to successfully detect and treat cervical cancer has officially been handed to the Eastern Cape Health Department.

Pretoria - Cabinet has commended South Africa's labour, business and civil society for partnering with government in signing the Green Economy Accord, which it said strengthened the country's position leading up to the Durban COP17 conference next week.

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